One of the places I stopped in at was this great cafe, built in the 1920's and largely unchanged since. This is definitely a place that would get the Hemingway seal of approval. I could just picture him hanging out here with his notebook and some pencils.
The outside was nice as well, and it is aptly named, The Majestic Cafe.
One thing that is striking about the city is how many buildings are completely abandoned. In some parts of downtown it seemed like about 70 percent, even near the water, like this one above.
And then there is the bridge, designed by Gustave Eiffel himself.
Overall it is a beautiful spot to visit. Perhaps better to visit than to live, but I'm glad I made the stop. A few more days writing in that great cafe might have been just the ticket...